The San Francisco 49ers finished the 2016 NFL Season 4th in the NFC West (2 wins) and had a disastrous season. The season was notable when Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem in a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers. The 49ers are looking to rebound in the 2017 NFL season with new coach and personnel.
Founded in 1946, the San Francisco 49ers are a professional football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The name “49ers” comes from the prospectors who arrived in Northern California in the 1849 Gold Rush. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the NFC West Division against rivals Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, and Los Angeles Rams. The team currently plays its home games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, located 45 miles southeast of San Francisco. Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, and coach Bill Walsh are just a few of the Pro Football Hall of Famers that have played or coached for the franchise over the years.